WHO, Yobe state sensitise households on disease prevention

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The World Health Organisation (WHO), in collaboration with Yobe state government have engaged 30 Community Health Champions to sensitise 27,000 households against outbreak of diseases in the state.

According to WHO Coordinator, Dr Nuhu Ningi stated this in Damaturu on Sunday, that the exercise was designed to increase awareness among residents in hot spots, and protect them against outbreak of meningitis, measles, cholera among others.

“The house-to-house sensitisation is supporting the pillars of the emergency response.

“By conducting house-to-house and other strategies of risk communication intervention, the community will be more empowered to take informed decisions, to protect themselves and break community transmission,” he said.

Dr Nuhu Ningi said, the intervention is being funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the government of Germany.

He said the risk communication intervention would be carried out in some selected communities in Nangere, Machina among other local government areas of the state.

Also, the Director Public Health in the state Ministry of Health, Dr Hauwa Goni lauded the world health agency for its continual support to the state.

She said the Agency was providing interventions in the area of capacity building of health workers and emergency response.

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